Part of being a responsible dog breeder, or dog owner is being aware of common afflictions for the breed you own. The Doberman breed, like most others has its share of common health issues. While dog breeders will do what they can to breed away from or around these issues, it is impossible to control genetics. Sometimes, tough decisions must be made like removing dogs from the gene pool and ending bloodlines, or attempting to breed through the problem. No approach is perfect and they all come with their share of pros and cons. Here, we will discuss some of the common afflictions for the Doberman Pinscher. These health issues are not exclusive to the Doberman Pinscher, but are known to be common in the breed.
This information is not intended to substitute for medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. It is not to be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem, nor is it a substitute for professional care. If you suspect that your dog may have a health problem, please consult your veterinarian.